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EDUCATOR EVALUATION SYSTEM Student Learning Objectives (SLO) Training, Part I

Location: London Hall Rm #3-UMC campus (Columbia, MO)

Audience: District teams comprised of district- and building-level admins and teachers (core & non-core.)

Dates: 12/11/2014; 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Cost: Fee is $50 per person per session. If there are three district paid participants, the fourth one is free. Lunch will be provided.

This is the first part of a two part training - participants should plan to attend one session of each part. Part 2 Training dates: February 3, February 17, February 25, March 9.

Measures of growth in student learning are required to be a significant contributing factor in educator evaluations for all school districts in Missouri beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. Preparing for this change now will help ensure successful implementation of growth measures when it counts.

Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) provide a framework for gathering & analyzing student growth data in all subject areas & at all grade levels. Using the SLO process promotes good teaching practice by setting goals, measuring progress along the way, and reflecting on growth.

Part 1: Understanding and Creating SLOs

* Participants will learn essential components of the SLO process

* Participants will develop knowledge and skills to construct a high-quality SLO

Participants should include the district & building administrators with a team of teachers (both core & non-core). Participants need to register for their choice of dates for both Part 1 & Part 2.


Location: London Hall Rm #3-UMC campus (Columbia, MO)

Audience: ESL Coordinators, ESL Teachers, Federal Programs Coordinators, and/or District Test Coordinators

Audience: ESL Coordinators, ESL Teachers, Federal Programs Coordinators, and/or District Test Coordinators

Dates: 12/12/2014; 9:00 am.-12:00 pm

Cost: $0

Learn more about the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment Consortium (WIDA®) and ACCESS for ELLs® the annual English language proficiency assessment that districts will be giving to their English Language Learners (ELL) to meet federal requirements. This workshop is a mandatory training due to the changes for Listening part of the ACCESS. It is recommended for: ESL Coordinators, ESL Teachers, Federal Programs Coordinators, and/or District Test Coordinators. The workshop will include: new guidelines for administering the Speaking and Writing test, an overview of test & materials, training for others in your district, test distribution & security, administration of the four parts, rating the open-ended speaking items, preparation & return for scoring, Q & A. Every district that is giving the ACCESS for ELLs® will need to have at least one representative attend a live ACCESS training. Every test administrator will need to have either attended a live MELL training, or have gone through training at the district level given by someone who attended a live MELL training. In addition to having gone through a live training, test administrators will also have to score at least 80% on each of the three online training modules to be certified as a test administrator. Quizzes may be retaken as required.

MO LEARNING STANDARDS: Teaching Writing as Specified by the ELA Missouri Learning Standards

Thursday, Dec. 18th, 9am-3pm

3 London Hall UMC campus (Columbia MO)

Location: 2 London Hall Rm #3-UMC campus (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 12/18/2014; 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Audience: K-12 teachers and administrators

Cost: $50

This interactive session will focus on teaching K-12 students to become successful writers of informational and opinion (or argumentative) texts. The writing standards will be explained and unwrapped in detail. Sample K-12 pre-write plans, rubrics, and writing prompts will be shared. A process for teaching informational writing will be shared. Participants will receive a template for creating writing effective prompts. Lunch, Materials and Resources are included in the cost of this training.